It is a widely known fact that prefab modular homes are a lot more energy efficient when compared to conventional site-built homes. So, if you happen to build or buy a new prefabricated home, then you can easily make it self-sufficient by performing a few budget-friendly upgrades on the housing structure.
Most of the prefabricated homebuyers or homeowners prefer to incorporate features that make their home more energy-efficient. These features and upgrades also aim to help cut down the heating bills and save you plenty of your valuable money. Below are a few simple ways to help you construct a modular home with zero or no heating bill.
Incorporating solar panels on the roof of prefab modular homes is one of the simplest ways to cut down the heating bills. These solar panels are capable of generating electricity that can be used for heating radiators and water. Solar panels will help you to maintain the warmness of your home even during the cold winter climate.
Interestingly, many prefab homeowners shy away from solar panels because they believe their home won’t receive adequate direct sunlight. Yet you should understand the fact that solar panels can generate enough electricity to power up your house even when they are exposed to sunlight for just a few hours.
A single energy efficiency upgrade might not be able to reduce the heating bill of your prefabricated home to zero. This means you will need to adopt more than one upgrade to reduce the heating cost of your prefab home. The use of quality insulation in your ceilings, walls, doors, and windows can reduce your heating cost considerably.
It is true that not all prefab modular homes are suitable for wind turbines and solar panels. Your prefabricated home may not have access to strong wind or direct sunlight. If this is the case, we highly recommend you incorporate a geothermal pump into your factory-built home. This is a simple and efficient way to keep the temperature in your prefabricated house at the right level. In addition to that, it is also an affordable alternative.